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CBC Ideas, Ode to the Organ
It's the world's largest, most complex - and powerful - musical instrument. The pipe organ lifts us out-of-the-ordinary and fills us with awe. From cathedrals to arenas, Eitan Cornfield pulls out all the stops to explain why organs still matter in our increasingly secular world. Eitan speaks to organists and organ lovers about their fascination with the instrument, including concert organists Gillian Weir, Cameron Carpenter, William O'Meara, former editor at The New York Times, Craig Whitney, Grand Court Organist of the Wannamaker Organ at Macy's in Philadelphia, Peter Richard Conte, historian Barbara Owen, and Jacquelin Rochete, Artistic Director of organ builders Casavant Frères (CBC)
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Introducing Willie Manson ( 35′ 58″ )
Willie Manson was a young NZer killed on the Somme in 1916. The songs and story of a lost composer is presented by Peter Downes (RNZ).
From Appointment on 28 Aug 2014
Roger Lloyd ( 57′ 24″ )
Since coming to New Zealand in 1993, Roger Lloyd has managed some of this country's finest musical institutions, including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, the New Zealand String Quartet and the Adam Chamber Music Festival. This conversation with David Morriss takes us from his early clarinet-playing days, and years with the Ulster Orchestra, through to his current role as Chief Executive of Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand. (RNZ)
From Appointment on 21 Aug 2014
John Amis Composer Portraits -Michael Tippett ( 53′ 34″ )
Few British composers have responded as deeply to world events as Michael Tippett. His oratorio A Child of our Time, was an impassioned protest against the persecution and tyranny he saw happening throughout the world in 1939, at the onset of World War II. John Amis looks particularly at Tippett's music from 1939 up until the time he made this programme in 1981 (RNZ).
From Appointment on 20 Aug 2014
War Records ( 53′ 41″ )
Des Wilson looks at the British gramophone industry's contribution to the war effort 100 years ago (RNZ).
From Appointment on 14 Aug 2014
John Amis Composer Portraits -Benjamin Britten ( 43′ 31″ )
In this personal portrait of Benjamin Britten, recorded in 1981, John Amis reflects on how different Britten's output might have been had he never met his lifelong partner, tenor Peter Pears, for whom he wrote many of his major works (RNZ).
From Appointment on 13 Aug 2014
Roger Wright ( 53′ 48″ )
The out-going director of the BBC Proms and controller of BBC Radio 3 takes up a new role as Chief Executive of Aldeburgh Music in September. Eva Radich talks with Roger Wright about this year's Proms season ahead of our first broadcast from the festival on Monday August 11. (RNZ)
From Appointment on 07 Aug 2014
John Amis Composer Portraits - William Walton ( 50′ 51″ )
John Amis knew William Walton well and had interviewed him several times before this portrait, recorded in 1981. As a young man Walton was accepted into the home of the illustrious Sitwell family, leading to his famous collaboration with Edith Sitwell in Façade (RNZ).
From Appointment on 06 Aug 2014